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Ground down by growth: tribe, caste, class and inequality in 21st century India

Shah, Alpa ORCID: 0000-0003-1233-6516, Lerche, Jens, Axelby, Richard, Benbabaali, Dalel, Donegan, Brendan, Jayaseelan, Raj and Vikramditya, Thakur (2017) Ground down by growth: tribe, caste, class and inequality in 21st century India. Pluto Press, London, UK. ISBN 9780745337685

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Abstract

Why has India’s astonishing economic growth not reached the people at the bottom of its social and economic hierarchy? Travelling the length and breadth of the subcontinent, this book shows how India’s ‘untouchables' and ‘tribals' fit into the global economy. India’s Dalit and Adivasi communities make up a staggering one in twenty-five people across the globe and yet they remain amongst the most oppressed. Conceived in dialogue with economists, the impact of global capitalism on their lives. It shows how capitalism entrenches, rather than erases, social difference and has transformed traditional forms of identity-based discrimination into new mechanisms of exploitation and oppression. Through studies of the working poor, migrant labour and the conjugated oppression of caste, tribe, region, gender and class relations, the social inequalities generated by capitalism are exposed.

Item Type: Book
Official URL: http://www.plutobooks.com/page.asp?pid=index
Additional Information: © 2017 Pluto Press
Divisions: Anthropology
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DS Asia
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Sets: Departments > Anthropology
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2017 11:38
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2021 23:05
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/84439

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